Kevin Ruud Announces Retirement from Wild Rice Watershed

Kevin Ruud Announces Retirement from Wild Rice Watershed

November 18, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — Kevin Ruud, the Administrator for the Wild Rice Watershed District, announced his retirement from the watershed during the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program on Thursday morning. Kevin has served as the Administrator for the Wild Rice Watershed District since October 2010. Ruud stated it was time to ride his golf cart off into the sunset and hand the keys to the building over to current Bookkeeper/Secretary Tara Jensen, who will take over his position.

There’s been a number of projects throughout the Wild Rice Watershed over the past dozen years, and some of them are still ongoing. Ruud reflects back on his career and his accomplishments during his tenure.

Tara Jensen talks about what she’s looking forward in her new role as Administrator.

Jensen has been with the Wild Rice Watershed District since 2013. Ruud will officially retire sometime shortly after the new year.

The Wild Rice Watershed District exists to manage water flow in the drainage area of the Wild Rice River in northwestern Minnesota, including the areas of Norman, Mahnomen, Clay, Polk, Clearwater, and Becker counties.